SPANISH FORT was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the annual CTS Ready to Run Sale, on the 23rd November 2018. He is a colt by Elusive Fort, out of the Jallad mare Spanish Rhapsody.

Sex: Bay Colt
Foaled: 14/09/2016
Sire: Elusive Fort
Mare: Spanish Rhapsody (Jallad)
Breeder: Digteby Stud
Sales Prep: Far End Farms
 Cliffie Miller
Purchased: CTS Ready to Run Sale, November 2018
Pedigree: View Here

Another exciting colt to add to our stable, he has a strong pedigree pattern if one looks through the generations of his family. The Fort Wood x Jallad cross is particularly strong, producing the likes of Eyes Wide Open, Liege, It’s My Turn and Solid Speed to name a few of the Group 1 winners from his family.

Not only does he has a strong “page”, but he is a really well balanced horse with a big over step. His gallop was also rather impressive.

He was purchased with the annual Ready to Run race in Cape Town in mind and after showing a clear preference for the sand, we decided to send him to Kimberley where he will join up with Cliffie Miller.


July 22nd, 2019
Spanish Fort lines up in the Non-Black Type Kimberley Nursery today, in the 7th race at Flamingo Park. He needed his last run, when returning from his gelding and will strip a lot fitter now that he has had a sound prep leading up to this run. He was well beaten by the 1 on that occasion and Spanish Fort now receives a 2kg favourable turn around at the weights, for this run. He has tricky draw to overcome, but should have no issues finding a relatively handy position and with further improvement to come, we give him a solid place chance at a big price.

Race-7 (Sand) 
15:25 – 1400m
KIMBERLEY NURSERY (Non-Black-Type) – R110 000 
For 2 year-olds
No Apprentice Allowance
1 6 Axios 60 0 BA M Yeni Tobie Spies
2 10 Baby Lets Mambo 60 0 a Wes Marwing Tobie Spies
3 7 Linden Rock 58 0 TBa R Munger Stephanie Miller
4 11 Spanish Fort 58 0 A C Storey Cliffie Miller
5 12 What A Seven 58 0 BA S Khumalo Tienie Prinsloo
6 2 Benino 56 0 A E Webber Corrie Lensley
7 9 Luminance 56 0 TBA M Thackeray Stephanie Miller
8 3 Grand Rapid 55.5 0 T A M V’Rensburg Cliffie Miller
9 5 Ruby And Roses 55.5 0 BA C Habib Corrie Lensley
10 8 She Can Dance 55.5 0 A *T Juglall Tobie Spies
11 4 Code Black 53.5 0 A J Greyling Tobie Spies
12 1 Kayden’s Bullet 53.5 0 A C Zackey +0.5 Tobie Spies
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,2,10,11,12) (3,7) (4,8) (6,9)

June  24th, 2019
Spanish Fort runs in the first race at Flamingo Park on Monday 24th June 2019. He returns as a gelding after leaving the maidens in his forth start, last time out. Final Field below.

Race-1 (Sand) – R63 000
1300m – 12:20
For 2 year-olds
1 4 Baby Lets Mambo 60 0 A Wes Marwing Tobie Spies
2 6 Axios 58 0 BA M Yeni Tobie Spies
3 8 Captain Morgane Scratched 58 0 BA J Greyling Tobie Spies
4 9 Linden Rock 58 0 TBa R Munger Stephanie Miller
5 3 Spanish Fort 58 0 A M V’Rensburg Cliffie Miller
6 7 What A Seven 58 0 Ba M Thackeray Tienie Prinsloo
7 2 Ruby And Roses 55.5 0 BA C Habib Corrie Lensley
8 5 Acevedo 55 0 a K Steyn Jannie Borman
9 1 Benino 55 0 A *T Maharaj -4.0 Corrie Lensley
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote
(1,2,3) (7,9)

May 20th, 2019
Spanish Fort gets starts the week on a winning note. He won the opener on the card at Flamingo Park today. Well done to Cliffie Miller for a nice training feat and congrats to Marco van Rensburg for a text book ride, as well as Connemara Stud for breeding him. Purchased at the CTS Ready to Run Sale 2018.

January 16th, 2019
Spanish Fort impressed in his first Barrier Trial at Scottsville on Wednesday 16th January 2019. Not bad for a colt that went into full training less than 6 weeks ago.

See his replay below.